Yeah, that's right. The 'LR' in 'LRO' stands for 'Lucknow Rela'.
A tabla solo in tintal (16 beats) with dilruba, fretless bass and a teensy bit of programming.
Track available here: tala-wallah.bandcamp.com/track/tabla-in-space
Original track available here: tala-wallah.bandcamp.com/track/funky-lucknow-rela
Notes on the music: 52kaidas.blogspot.ca/2010/08/farukhabad-chalan-kaida-punjab-kaida.html (Lucknow Rela, 4th track)
Ed Hanley: tabla, recording, programming, audio and video editing and mixing
George Koller: dilruba, electric bass
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Mastering
Sun (Solar Dynamics Observatory): helioviewer.org/
Mars (Spirit Rover), Neptune (Hubble Space Telescope), Earth (Space Station), Moon (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter aka LRO) footage from:
NASA Multimedia: nasa.gov/multimedia/index.html
NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html
Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley
Creative Commons License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
AWESOME movie. You can watch it for free...
This started out as a series of sketches and experiments to learn keyframe animation and masking in Finalcut, working towards another project. I needed music to edit to, and once I added the audio, I couldn't leave it unfinished.
and yes, that is George Koller in a Space Shuttle jumpsuit he bought in the gift shop at Cape Canaveral....
Swigert: 'Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here.'
Houston: 'This is Houston. Say again please.'
Lovell: 'Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a main B bus tabla solo.'
Houston: ' O_o...what are you guys smoking up there? '